REinEU2016 – EU Conference 2016

High Level Steering Committee



Dr. Luc Bourdeau, who graduated from Ècole Centrale de Paris, has been working for the French Building Scientific and Technical Center (CSTB) for several years in the fields of energy and IT issues in the construction sector. He is the General Secretary of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) since 2004 and also the President of the European Network of Building Research Institutes (ENBRI). He was and is the coordinator of several European funded projects.




José Carlos Caldeira, President of ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação - the Portuguese National Innovation Agency. He is member of the MANUFUTURE High Level Group and Chairman of its National and Regional Technology Platforms Group. He is also member of the Board of the EFFRA – European Factories of the Future Research Association (as observer). He is national delegate to the NMP+B Programme Committee of the HORIZON 2020 and, since 2012, RIS3 expert of DG REGIO.




Edward Chlebus, Dean of Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Wroclaw University of Technology, Head of Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Fraunhofer Project Center, President of Lower Silesia Park for Science and Innovation – DPIN, Representative of Poland in the FP7’s NMP. Prof.Chlebus is member in many Scientific Committees and acts as Coordinator of Polish ManuFuture Technological Platform and Polish ProNet Excellence Network. He is also author of numerous publications and contractor in International projects.

Wroclaw University of Technology



Johan Elvnert has been Managing Director of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) since 2011. His role is to coordinate the European research and innovation efforts in the forest-based sector as expressed by the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. Elvnert is also a member of the Nordic Bioeconomy Panel. Previously, Johan Elvnert has worked at the European Commission DG Research & Innovation and he has a Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology Engineering from Uppsala University.

Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform


Marco Falzetti, MSc.
in Aeronautical Engineering, Director at Agency for the Promotion of European Research, started his professional research activity focusing on the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques in process modelling and control problems. Mr.Falzetti has launched the Alliance for Materials initiative-A4M and chairs its Management Board and acts also as Chairman at EuMaT. He is member of many advisory boards and steering committees of different EU projects and initiatives as well as of the EC Advisory Group for NMBP of H2020 programme.

EuMaT Steering Committee Chairman, APRE - Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea



Rudolf Fryček, Ph.D., is the CEO of AMIRES, a private company focused on EU projects, Technology Scouting and Business Innovation. Mr. Fryček has more than 12 years of experience in the European project management and consultancy, particularly for SMEs. He is an accredited coach of the Swiss Innovation Platform – PLATINN. In the past, he was Seconded National Expert to the European Commission, DG Industrial Technologies as well as Scientific Coordinator of EuroNanoForum 2009 and an advisor of several European Conferences in the field of Industrial Technologies. 

Amires sàrl.



Costas Galiotis, Professor of Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the Univ. of Patras. Former Director of FORTH/ ICE-HT. He is the National Representative in the NMBP Committee and member of the Executive Council of Graphene Flagship. His current research interests include production and mechanical properties of 2D materials, CNT, fibres etc. and the processing/mechanical properties of (nano) composites. Chairman and Organiser of various international conferences and most recently of the Industrial Technologies conference in Athens (2014).




Loredana Ghinea is the Executive Director of the A.SPIRE association and has been leading the ambitious industrial efforts towards the launch and in the implementation of the contractual Public-Private Partnership SPIRE (Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and energy Efficiency, with no less than 8 world-leading European industry sectors engaged to work together on innovation in the next 7 years in the framework of Horizon 2020.




Dr. Gernot Klotz, Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for NMBP Chair and President of the Kowledge4Innovation Organisation (K4I).  His work experiences include various functions at Bayer AG (pharmaceutical, animal health, crop protection, Corporate etc.), post of Executive Director for R&I for Cefic, board membership at the EU Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry and A.SPIE Public Private Partnership, as well as within the EC High Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). He is a member of various advisory committees at international organisations like i.a. OECD, EU Commission, EC JRC.

Chair of EC NMBP Advisory Group



Gerben Klein Lebbink works in the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs as Account Manager, responsible for innovation policy and public private partnerships in the High Tech sector. Within the Ministry he is also responsible for the associated presidency event in June 2016 called “Industrial Technologies 2016 – creating a smart Europe”. Mr. Lebbink has over 15 years experience in the European Framework Programmes. He is currently chairing the States Representatives Group of the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative.

NL Delegate PC - NMBP



MSc. Jan Marek PhD., Technical and Sales Director at INOTEX Ltd.(CZ), innovation and technology transfer company specializing on textile chemistry and (multi)functional textiles. Mr. Marek has many experiences in national and international R&D project networking (i.a. FP 5-7, H 2020, EUREKA), he is President of the Czech Society of Textile Chemists and Colourists, President of International Federation of Associations of Textile Chemists and Colourists, member of TEXTRANET Executive Committee and Coordinator of the European BioTEX R&D Roadmap.



Prof. Ing. Paolo Matteazzi.
Professor of Metallurgy at Udine University (Italy) for thirty years, author of some 250 scientific papers and 15 international patents mainly in powder technology and nanophased materials. Mr.Mattazzi has been leading several EU funded research projects and is co-founder (1994) and President of the company MBN Nanomaterialia SpA (producer of nanomaterials powders Prof. Matteazzi is Chairman of the NANOfutures European Technology Platform on Nanotechnology ( and President of Nanofutures asbl, Brussels.




Marek Miško, Sales Director at SPINEA. After finishing his studies of BA and Management at University of Economics in Bratislava, started his career with traineeship in business development field in Jaipur in India. In 2008, he started on the position of Sales Manager at SPINEA, a Slovak engineering company, engaged in development, manufacturing and sales of high-precision reduction gears. Since 2011 holds the position of Sales and Marketing Director, responsible for the execution of global sales strategy of SPINEA.




Sean O'Reagain is Deputy Head of Unit, "Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Biotechnologies" at the DG RTD. In this capacity he implements policy and actions under the H2020 Framework Programme and oversees the contractual PPPs on Factories of the Future, Energy-Efficient Buildings and the Sustainable Process Industry. Mr. O'Reagain was previously responsible for the Joint Technology Initiatives with industry and the European Technology Platforms. Prior to that, he managed the benchmarking for competitiveness and innovation programme in the Commission's DG Enterprise.

DG for Research and Innovation



Željko Pazin, Manager at the European Engineering Industries Association Orgalime and Executive Director of the European Factories of the Future Research Associations, an industry driven association promoting the development of innovative manufacturing Technologies. In Orgalime, the engineering industry association representing the interests of the Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Metalworking & Metal Articles Industries, Mr. Pazin focuses on Legal, Trade and R&D issues. He previously worked at the European Commission and the American Chamber of Commerce.



Pentti Eklund
is currently working as Principal Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. He has more than 30 years´ experience in innovative manufacturing and production research. He has held different management positions at VTT and has been project manager or co‐ordinator in numerous national and European projects. Mr. Eklund is active in international networks related to Factories of the Future and Smart Manufacturing.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.



Andrea Pontremoli, CEO and General Manager at Dallara Automobili, Lead Independent Director at Brunello Cucinelli, member of the Barilla Board of Directors and Director of the “Executive Master in Technology and Innovation Management” at the University of Bologna, has started his career in IBM in 1980 gradually working his way up to become President and CEO for IBM Italy in 2004. In 2007 he left IBM to join Dallara Automobili  as a partner and CEO & General Manager. He is Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and has received an honorary degree from the University of Parma.

Dallara Automobili



Ing. Peter Švec, DrSc., senior researcher, head of Department of Metal Physics of the Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences. His main research areas include i.a. properties, structure and local atomic arrangements in amorphous and nanocrystalline rapidly quenched materials, nucleation and growth processes in clustered complex metallic alloys. Mr. Švec has taken part in numerous research projects and cooperation on national as well as on international level. Mr. Švec is member of the Slovak Learned Society and holds the SAS Award for International Scientific Cooperation.

Slovak Academy of Sciences


Luisa Tondelli
is the Head of Unit for Research Internationalization at the Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technology of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). She is an Italian National Expert in the HORIZON 2020 – NMBP Programme Committee (European Commission) and the Vice President of Expert Group for Industrial Research, Innovation and Technological Transfer of Emilia-Romagna Region. She is a Senior Researcher in Materials Science at CNR since 1986 (PhD Biochemistry, MSc Industrial Chemistry).




René van Sloten read socio-economic history at the University of Groningen, followed by post-graduate studies in international relations at the Institute for International Relations Clingendael in The Hague and in European public administration at the College of Europe in Bruges. He joined the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) in 1990 and in 1995 became the Head of Trade Policy. He is presently Executive Director Industrial Policy and as such dealing with competitiveness and industrial policy related topics, trade and business impact of new chemicals policy.




Jaroslav Zachurczok, CEO at VÚHZ. After finishing his studies of New Technical Materials at Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Mr. Zachurczok started his career as Energy Metallurgical Engineer at Energetika Trinec, followed by the position of Head of Strategy Department at Trinecké železárny. In 2007 he became the CEO at VÚHZ, company focusing on special profiles, development of electromagnetic sensors for steel casting, coating of thin layers and foundry of centrifugal casting.

VÚHŽ, a.s.






























































closed since 24 Oct 2016
Registration 1 Mar – 24 Oct
Meeting Selection 10 Sep – 25 Oct
Event 26 Oct – 28 Oct
Language English
Costs Conference fees
Matchmaking: Free
Venue Incheba, Bratislava, Slovakia
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 203
Meetings 515
Austria 20
Belarus 1
Belgium 49
Bulgaria 2
Canada 2
China 1
Croatia 3
Cyprus 2
Czech Republic 41
Denmark 1
Estonia 2
Finland 12
France 22
Germany 25
Greece 8
Hungary 8
Ireland 2
Israel 2
Italy 19
Luxembourg 3
Malta 2
Moldova, Republic Of 1
Netherlands 13
Norway 2
Pakistan 1
Poland 8
Portugal 1
Romania 1
Russia 4
Slovak Republic 502
Slovenia 1
Spain 7
Sweden 5
Switzerland 5
Turkey 7
United Kingdom 13
United States 4
Total 802
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